ENSURE ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE, RELIABLE, SUSTAINABLE AND MODERN ENERGY FOR ALL

Geneva has a niche energy community that focuses on energy’s role in the broader transition to green economies.

INITIATIVES:

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Information Technology Agreement eliminates tariffs on products such as monitoring systems for air pollution emissions, smart meters, solar PV cells, and machines to manufacture these cells and modules

The International Labour Organization’s work on Green Jobs engages governments, workers and employers in dialogues about the jobs of the future and “just transition.”

LINKAGES:

Energy (SDG 7) is a crucial enabler for many other dimensions of sustainable development. Energy provides refrigeration for vaccines, as well as heating and cooling which are crucial to the health of people (SDG 3). It allows for technology (SDG 9) and education access (SDG 4) as well as increased productivity (SDG 8). It is crucial that energy is clean as unsustainable energy systems are a major contributor to climate change (SDG 13).